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Imran Khan

Pakistan’s Imran govt is focussed on controlling pandemic now. Human rights can wait

The report of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan identifies state efforts to stifle dissent as a key trend of 2019 that involves clampdown on media freedoms.
Freedom of press

7 Pakistani journalists killed, 60 booked under anti-terror & other laws in 2019: Report

The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors has released a report showing that journalists were routinely subjected to “strict” forms of physical intimidation.
From L-R: Senior lawyer Pravin Parekh, former CJI R.M. Lodha, Supreme Court judge D.Y. Chandrachud and senior advocate Soli Sorabjee at an event organised in Delhii on Human Rights Day, Tuesday | Manisha Mondal

Call for lynching of rapists shows mob mentality prevailing in society, says ex-CJI Lodha

Former Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha says the true measure of a nation’s development is not economic growth but human dignity.
Sandeep Chakravorty Indian consul general NYC

Indian consul general in US suggests Israel model for Kashmiri Pandits’ return, kicks up row

In a viral video, Sandeep Chakravorty tells Kashmiri Pandits to keep their culture alive like Jews, and slams US Congress for dragging India into discussions.
Jammu and Kashmir, which was stripped of its special status in August and turned into a union territory, has been under a security lockdown for months | Praveen Jain | ThePrint File Photo

US Congress to once again take up Kashmir issue, will ‘examine’ human rights situation

Human rights situation in Jammu & Kashmir will be seen in context of region’s history and patterns of violations in India and Pakistan, says US Congress.
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Terror has to be uprooted for rights to be enjoyed: Indian-American attorney to US Congress

During Congressional hearings on human rights in south Asia, New York attorney Ravi Batra lauds PM Modi's move to scrap Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
NHRC CAPF Annual Debate 2019 | National Human Rights Commision/nhrc.in

Human rights supreme, these officers said to counter rhetoric by CRPF’s Khushboo Chauhan

At NHRC’s annual debate to sensitise CAPF personnel to human rights, most officers didn’t make comments as provocative as Chauhan did.
Gulalai Ismail has been raising her voice for the rights of her community from a young age | Twitter| @Gulalai_Ismail

Want to return to a Pakistan where I won’t be killed — activist Ismail who escaped to US

Gulalai Ismail has sought asylum in US. She tells ThePrint her decision to leave Pakistan was to send a message of resistance & her will to live life freely.
PM Narendra Modi | File Photo | ANI

Supine opposition helps Modi ignore global human rights concerns on Kashmir & Assam

India will attempt to play off UN Human Rights Commissioner Bachelet with Trump as well as China’s Xi Jinping, who visits India next month.
Security personnel stand guard at a check point during restrictions in Sringar

UN rights chief asks India to ease Kashmir lockdown, raises NRC list controversy

UN human rights chief appealed to the Indian govt to ensure people's access to basic services in Kashmir and to ensure due process in the NRC exercise.

On Camera

Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi University has one obsession and it’s making a mess of it. Exams

After months of back-and-forth over the much-criticised online Open Book Examinations, Delhi University has postponed its exams once again.
File image of Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal | Photo: ANI

India has fiscal and monetary space to boost demand: Principal Economic Advisor Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal said at India Global Week that the government has been careful not to spray money and take a step-by-step approach to economic revival.

Defence

The armed forces veterans' statement has been sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre), CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat (left) and Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane (right), among others (representational image) | Photo: ANI

144 armed forces veterans sign statement on China, highlight need to revamp intelligence

Statement also underlines ‘communication gap’ on India-China stand-off from the govt and the military, urges national policy and strategy on neighbours.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.